During the past few years, Utah has become a hub for the Snow Sports and Outdoor industries. Start-ups like Backcountry.com called Utah home, while others, like Quiksilver and Rossignol, have adopted the state as the base of operations for the snow divisions. The most recent move came from Nidecker Snowboards, which will see all of its North American distribution transfer to Ogden. Nidecker becomes the seventh snow sports company to move to Ogden, Utah, in the last two years.

For the past five years, Nidecker’s North American distribution has been run out of San Diego, but owner Courtney Boyer changed all that with this move to Ogden. “The icing on the cake,” said Boyer, “is Ogden’s proposed gondola project which will run from downtown right to the top of Milan’s Basin… But more important to the company is the closeness of the mountains and local resorts for accomplishing product testing.”